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HARNESS

Harness 1

exhibition number: Agriculture 19

Harness was used to attach a saddle to a horse or a horse to a plough or cart. It was normally made of leather with metal fittings.

There were two ways of harnessing a horse's power: by attaching the shafts or traces to a collar or by using a saddle pad.

A cart harness was used when the horse was hitched to cart shafts. It included a collar, a cart saddle (or pad), with a chain over it; and various straps to hold these in place.

A trace harness was used when pulling a plough or cart via chains (or traces) or when a number of horses were joined together in a row. It included a collar, a pad and various straps.

The bridle was fitted around the horse's head to enable the driver to control the horse. This included reins, a bit (held between the teeth) and blinkers.

HORSE HARNESS - CART

HORSE HARNESS FOR PLOUGHING

HARNESS HANGER

HORSE COLLAR

CART SADDLE

HAMES

BRIDLE

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